• SPI 0501.5.5 Select a logical word to complete an analogy using
synonyms and antonyms and categories and subcategories.
• Copy of Beach Is To Fun: A Book of Relationships by Pat Brisson
• One set of analogy dominoes for each pair of students (See following pages for
pattern. Teachers should prepare these and place in baggies prior to lesson.)
1. Introduce the lesson on analogies by reading the book Beach Is To Fun: A
2. Review the analogies in the book and discuss with students the definition
of an analogy.
3. Talk about the terms/symbols used to show analogies. Place some
examples on the board and discuss the relationships.
4. Have students give additional analogies and place these on the board.
5. Distribute the analogy domino sets, one set per pair of students.
6. Ask students to match the dominoes by relationship of the analogy.
7. The first domino will begin with the word Start. Have students continue
matching the relationships (analogies) until they come to the last card with
the word End.
8. Review the relationships as a class and discuss what the relationship is
between each set of words.
Have student pairs create their own game of dominoes using other concepts
studied. Give students a blank domino pattern to create their game. Let them
share these with others in the class.
•Connect the following cards by matching the words with their relationships. The first card should be labeled START and the other words should create a chain of words/definitions until the END card.
•When cutting the cards apart, be sure two blocks are included on each card like the two parts of a domino. (column 1 and 2 together – column 3 and 4 together)
•This can be a timed activity. Pairs of students can compete against each other or against their previous time.
wallet is to money as
money is to pocket
horseshoe is to hoof
row is to oar
glass is to break
weight lifter is to weights
sunglasses are to eyes
baby as to child
ill is to well
Hand is to fingers
tired is to sleepy
sun is to light
swim is to pool
library is to books
a, b, c is to alphabet
years : age
wet : water
some : sum
red : read
mask : face
paws : dog
student : teacher
legs : lifeguard
pelican : pelicans
feathers : bird
siren : hear
swim : ocean
warm : hot
slow : snail